Interested in learning more about MSc Design Innovation at Maynooth University? Leran Qin, our Chinese Ambassador, has all the answers…

The MSc Design Innovation course at Maynooth University is the first of its kind in Europe. Its focus is helping you learn through both theory and practice; to understand and acquire through experience; and the ability to develop smart, novel, winning innovation concepts.

The MSc program in Maynooth is ideal for anyone aspiring to be an effective, radical innovator. The course prepares graduates for roles in innovation leadership, innovation management, product management, strategic marketing, market research, design strategy and new product or service development in a wide variety of sectors such as design, manufacturing, IT, web design, media and all areas of the public services.

Successful innovators gain market differentiation along with a distinctive winning advantage from early-stage innovation research, i.e. uncovering a deep understanding of user needs, social trends and clear new insights. The Design Innovation course matches actionable insights with organisational strategies and capabilities to deliver differentiating new concepts.

Why choose MSc Design Innovation at Maynooth University?

The MSc Design Innovation was awarded Best New Postgraduate Course at the GradIreland Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards 2016 – an event which celebrates achievement and innovation in the areas of graduate recruitment and postgraduate courses. It is the only postgraduate program in Ireland dedicated to leadership in design thinking and radical innovation. As the Head of the Department of Design Innovation and originator of the program Dr. Frank Devitt says:

“Rather than just appending design thinking modules to existing traditional courses, human centered, experimental approaches to innovation are built into every element and overall structure of the program.”

Design­-led innovation is a key part of Ireland’s economic recovery and future growth meaning this is an area where the MSc in Design Innovation has a critical role to play by producing the leaders needed to drive this change.

My study abroad experience in Msc Design Innovation at Maynooth University

As a brand new course in Ireland and even around the world, not only are the teaching methods are different from lots of other courses, but also the knowledge you can acquire from the module on offer here are quite unthinkable for me. I started my study life in Maynooth University in September 2016, and as a student with no background in either design or innovation, it was difficult in the very beginning. However, with the help from my kind classmates and professional teachers, my experience so far has yielded a great opportunity to learn more about human understanding and inspiring innovation. So, if you are interested in improving humans’ life and want to maintain design thinking, the MSc Design Innovation course is definitely the best choice for you!